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If there's one thing I can say about Disney+, it's that it always has something to watch. Whatever you're in the mood for, from classic Disney movies to modern blockbusters, from old Mickey Mouse cartoons to new...Mickey Mouse cartoons. Whereas I often spend time surfing through other streaming services looking for something I want to watch, with Disney+ my problem is usually deciding which thing I want to watch most, and October isn't going to change that. There's a lot to enjoy with the new month. There's something for everybody, though perhaps not a lot for any one sort of viewer.
There's a lot of great stuff coming to Disney+ in October 2020. The biggest item comes at the end of the month when the long-awaited second season of The Mandalorian begins, but there's a lot to keep you busy until then. X2, the movie widely considered to be the best of the original Fox/X-Men trilogy will be arriving on Disney + in early October, marking the fifth movie in the franchise to arrive on the service. We'll also see The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader hit on the same day, completing that Disney trilogy.
We'll also see original Disney+ series arrive including the first two episodes of the new Nat Geo series The Right Stuff, which will see two episodes drop on Day 1, and new episodes of Magic of Disney's Animal Kingdom, both of which will continue through October. Keep reading for the full rundown of what's on the way in October!
Thursday, October 1
Friday, October 2
Beverly Hills Chihuahua
Cheaper by the Dozen 2
Mr. Holland’s Opus
Secrets of the Zoo: Down Under (S1)
The Simpsons (S31)
Zenimation Extended Edition
Magic of Disney's Animal Kingdom - Episode 102 - “Happy Birthday, Gino!”
One Day At Disney - Episode 144 - “Pablo Tufino: Ride Show Technician”
Weird But True - Episode 308 - “Our Solar System”
Friday, October 9
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Oil Spill of the Century
The Right Stuff - Episode 101 - “Sierra Hotel, ”Episode 102 - “Goodies”
Magic of Disney's Animal Kingdom - Episode 103 - “Betty and the Beast”
Weird But True - Episode 309 - “Cooking”
One Day At Disney - Episode 145 - “Gabriela Clark: Creative Print Marketing”
The back half of October is, it has to be said, a little light on the library content. If you're a big fan of National Geographic documentaries, then you are as usual well covered, including the brand new Meet the Chimps narrated by Jane Lynch. But, unless you're really curious to find out if the Nicolas Cage-led The Sorcerer's Apprentice has aged well -- and I'm not going to lie, I sort of am -- then there isn't a lot here to get too excited about.
We will see some pretty cool original DIsney+ content, however, in the original movie Clouds, as well as Once Upon a Snowman, a new animated short that will fill in a gap in the history of Frozen's Olaf the Snowman, explaining what happened to him in the period in between his creation by Elsa and his crossing paths with Anna and Kristoff in the original film. It's not exactly Frozen III but for fans of the franchise, and there are certainly a lot of those, this short will probably be incredibly popular.
And then, of course, there's Season 2 of The Mandalorian. The series that launched Disney+ will see its first new episode arrive less than two weeks before the one year anniversary of the service. Disney is revealing nothing about the first episode, not even the title, so we'll have to wait and see just what happens.
Friday, October 16
Disney Junior the Rocketeer (S1)
Lost on Everest
Marvel’s Iron Man & Captain America: Heroes United
The Right Stuff - Episode 103 - “Single Combat Warrior”
One Day At Disney - Episode 146 - “Alfredo Ayala: R&D Imagineer”
Magic of Disney's Animal Kingdom - Episode 104 - “Meet the Mandrills”
Meet the Chimps
Weird But True - Episode 310 - “Explorers”
Friday, October 23
Gathering Storm (S1)
India from Above (S1)
Marvel Super Hero Adventures (Shorts) (S4)
Pompeii: Secrets of the Dead
Ultimate Viking Sword
Magic of Disney's Animal Kingdom - Episode 105 - “Aardvark Love!”
Once Upon a Snowman
The Big Fib - New Episodes 116 - 130
The Right Stuff - Episode 104 - “Advent”
Weird But True - Episode 311 - “Scuba Diving”
One Day At Disney - Episode 147- “Jason Benetti: Play-by-Play Commentator”
Friday, October 30
Disney's The Owl House (S1)
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
X-Ray Earth (S1)
The Mandalorian - Season Premiere
Magic of Disney's Animal Kingdom - Episode 106 - “Peri’s Prickly Pregnancy”
The Right Stuff - Episode 105 - “The Kona Kai Seance”
Weird But True - Episode 312 - “Camping”
One Day At Disney - Episode 148 - “Dana Amendola: Disney Theatrical Productions”
One certainly hopes that Disney+ is planning some big stuff for its one year anniversary in November. Certainly, if nothing else they'll be more Mandalorian to enjoy. And we're expecting the first Marvel series to hit Disney+, Wandavision, before the end of the year, and so the clock is ticking for that one. For more of what has already been confirmed in October and into November on the small screen, take a look at our 2020 fall TV premiere schedule.